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U.S. Sociologist Todd Gitlin Guest at Freie Universität Berlin

Lecture on May 10, 2011, on the Role of Journalism in the United States

№ 130/2011 from May 09, 2011

The American sociologist Todd Gitlin is holding a guest lecture at Freie Universität Berlin on May 10. The topic of his lecture is "The Heroic Moment of American Journalism and the Long Twilight that Followed." It is part of the lecture course "Journalism Research and Organizational Communication" taught by Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg and Prof. Dr. Juliana Raupp. The guest lecture is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.

Todd Gitlin combines the academic disciplines of communication, sociology, popular culture, and political science in his work. He is currently a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, where he also chairs the Ph.D. Program in communications. He has published widely, both books and contributions to newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the  Washington Post.

Time and Place:

  • Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin (Lecture Hall A); Thielplatz (U3) subway station
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 10:15 to 11:45 p.m.

For further information, please contact:

Claudia Hübner, Institute for Media and Communcation Studies, Journalism Studies
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-57449, Email: